Reporter August 2023

VUMC named on Healthiest Employers list

Healthiest Employers, a national award program, has named Vanderbilt University Medical Center one of the Healthiest Employers in Tennessee in the category for organizations with more than 10,000 employees.

Cindy Lowe of Translational Pathology Shared Resource wins award from National Society of Histotechnology

Cindy Lowe, research assistant in the Translational Pathology Shared Resource at VUMC, has won the National Society of Histotechnology’s Jules Elias Excellence in Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Techniques Award.

New reference tool supports replication of DNA biobank studies

Vanderbilt researchers created a phenotype-genotype reference map to assess data quality in DNA biobanks.

Five VUMC nurses honored as Preceptor of the Year by VUSN

Five Vanderbilt University Medical Center nurses were recently honored as Preceptor of the Year by Vanderbilt University School of Nursing.

Music therapist Tori Langham, MT-BC, works with patient Kevin Keach in the adult Palliative Care unit. (photo by Susan Urmy)

Music therapy program now offered to patients on three additional units at VUH

Following a successful pilot program, music therapy is now being offered to patients on three additional units at Vanderbilt University Hospital.

VUMC volunteers prepare a patient for surgery during Orthopaedics Outreach Day at Vanderbilt Surgery Center in Franklin. (photo by Erin O. Smith)

Volunteers lend a helping hand at Orthopaedics Outreach Day

Approximately 60 VUMC volunteers, including surgeons, pre- and post-op nurses and check-in, anesthesia, sterile, supply and cleaning staff, took over the Vanderbilt Surgery Center in Franklin to provide free surgical treatment to uninsured or underinsured Middle Tennesseans.

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